Graduates set their sights on the future

Emily Mather and Emily Mather

San Diego City College Graduation will be held on May 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

As of May 8, there will be 875 graduates for spring and summer with 218 participants, however City College should “have bout 350 signed up to participate by graduation,” said an evaluations office official, who added, “There are still a lot of people who will sign up to participate.” There will be 704 associates in science and associates in art degrees awarded and 400 certificates.

Rehearsal will be held at the Organ Pavilion at 3:30 p.m. on May 21 and all participating graduates must attend. Caps and gowns must be worn to participate in the commencement ceremony and are on sale in the City College bookstore for $41 until May 20. “Intent to Participate” forms are required to make a purchase and can be picked up in the Evaluations Office. “Intent to Participate” forms must be requested by May 21. Graduates must arrive by 4:30 p.m. May 22 to meet and line up for processional and are expected to stay for the entire program and walk in the recessional as a class. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in City College Harry West Gymnasium.

The 39th Annual Chicano-Latino Graduation Celebration was held on May 16 at noon in the Saville Theatre. At least 50 participated in the ceremony.